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. obama and the nsa overhaul. >> i wanted to ask you about your evolution on the surveillance issues, even as recently as june you said that these -- the process was such that people should be comfortable with it, and now you are saying -- you are making these reforms and people should be comfortable with those. so why should the public trust you on this issue and why did you change your position multiple times? >> well, i think it's important to say -- i haven't ainvolved in my assessment of the actual programs. in light of thing changed environment where a whole set of questions have been raised, some in the most sensationalized manner possible, where these leaks are released drip by drip, one a week, to kind of maximize attention, and see if they can catch us at some imprecision on something. in light of that, it makes sense for us to go ahead, lay out what exactly we're doing, have a discussion with congress, have a discussion with industry, which is also impacted by this have a discussion with the civil libertarians and see, can we do this bert. >> that was president obama facing skep
today and said he doesn't think the leaker from the nsa, edward snowden, is a patriot and released a series of reforms he would like to implement. here is how the president described what he would like to do. >> we can't and must be more transparent so i directed the intelligence community to make public as much information about these programs as possible. we have already declassified unprecedented information about the nsa but we can go furter. >> and asked about who he'll pick for the next chairman of the federal reserve he said he didn't want to tip his hand of who he would pick but has two candidates and explained why the white house was defending larry summers in public. take a listen. >> the perception that mr. summers might have an inside track simply had to do with a bunch of attacks that i was hearing on mr. summer's preemptively, which is a standard washington exercise that i don't like. >> reporter: so tyler, obviously, this is very personal for the president. he has a relationship with larry summers. he didn't like to see the piling on. that might explain leaks we saw
to show off skills and technology to fort such a tax. much of the talk this year is about admitted nsa leaker edward snowden was who given temporary asylum in russia today and where the next edward snowden may come from. the answer may surprise you. we may have more. >> reporter: tyler, normally here at black hat government security expert and independent hackers and private company executives who focus on cybersecurity work well together. this year, however, a lot of tension in the room, a much different story, the number one top pick of decision as you have said is the revelations about snowden about what the nsa is up to. >> people in the community are very, fairly skeptical. they are professional skeptics. >> reporter: the nsa's surveillance programs are a big top pick at the black hat conference since edward snowden leaked information in june. how much data the government is collecting, some say the biggest treat comes from an unexpected source. >> maybe edward snowden is the tip of the iceberg but i'm waiting for facebook leaker, amazon, some other search engine, somebody that ha
disclosed by nsa leaker edward snowden show a massive amount of money set aside for u.s. spying operations outside the cia or the nsa. amen jaifers joins us with me. sounds like a spy novel. >> absolutely. this is one of the most grossly held secrets of the intelligence, how much does it spend on the things that it does, how many employees does the united states intelligence community actually have? they want to keep that secret. thanks to this leak from edward snowd snowden, "the washington post" broke a blockbuster story and detailed for the first time what exactly is in the budget for the intelligence committee, including more than 21,000 employees at the cia. the first time we've seen this level. >> very fascinating reading that story. i know you looked over it. what stood out most for you? what do we know now more than before? >> in this era of drone warfare around the world, the cia reporting a 14.7 billion-dollar budget, that makes it the biggest component for a long time folks thought maybe the cia was no longer the dominant player in u.s. intelligence, maybe the national spashl in
, brought to bear. they were ready to pill ear. >> we got to say it. >> sure. >> revelation that the nsa has been doing very, very deep spying of average citizens, aren't engaged in crime. now there is the key stroke technology. you know? >> yeah. right. >> isn't that oakland is trying to draw day line around it. say, sand, per se. >> entirely so. deaf niltly, national surveillance conversation we are having plays a lot into what is going on. there is some concern that oakland which has undeniably been in disarray for a while. may not be the best agency. [ indiscernible ] >> there are more eyes on the street with cameras. is this an agency you want having this awareness of your street. >> there are so few cops. we cannot target our policing with the few cops we have until we have enough cops. >> assuming they have somebody watching the cameras not using them after the fact. >> do they? >> that costs money. >> we don't know yet. >> before weave leave this topic. of law enforcement. josh, the supreme court rejected gary brown's request for a stay. insistence that the state release 10,000 crimi
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